Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake with Edible Gold Leaf

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake with Edible Gold Leaf

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake with Edible Gold Leaf 

I recently made this chocolate raspberry truffle cake with edible gold leaf for my father-in-law’s wedding, and it was such a hit that I had to blog about it! This decadent cake tastes like a dense, creamy chocolate truffle with tartly sweet raspberries. And chocolate lovers will rejoice, because this is a flourless chocolate cake that’s then topped with chocolate ganache—double chocolate! Whipped cream accompanies each slice and provides a lighter note (yes, it’s that dense) to this luxurious cake.

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Fromage Blanc with Honey and Raspberries

Fromage Blanc with Honey and Raspberries

Fromage Blanc with Honey, Raspberries, Vanilla-Bourbon Sugar, and Espresso

This is the last post in my series re-creating Julia Child’s first meal in France. It started off with oysters on the half shell with rye bread and butter, followed by sole meunière (sole filets pan-fried with butter and topped with capers, lemon juice, and parsley). The third course was a light and refreshing salad dressed with a Dijon-mustard vinaigrette. Fromage blanc with honey, raspberries, and espresso concludes the meal (Julia Child had a strong café filter, which is a large cup of American-style coffee, but because I only have a Bialetti espresso maker, I opted for espresso).

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Chocolate Raspberry Tart

chocolate raspberry tart

I must confess: I’m not a baker. I tend to think of myself as an amateur chef who occasionally dabbles in baking. When I do venture into the world of baking, I search for a truly delightful dessert. I particularly prefer ones with chocolate and raspberries—it’s a match made in heaven. In fact, I love that combination so much that I made a flourless chocolate cake with raspberries for my wedding! But that’s a story for another post.

I’ve had my eye on this chocolate raspberry tart since Everyday Food featured it in May 2010. Whenever I opened the magazine, the tart would tempt me. So why did I wait three years to make this beautiful chocolate raspberry tart? For one, I didn’t have a tart pan, though this is easily remedied. The real reason: I had fantasized about it for so long, I thought it could never live up to my expectations. Imagine my surprise when it surpassed them!Chocolate Raspberry Tart

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